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NEMA-LogoBROCKTON, Mass. — Established haunts make up the 2015 Northeastern Midget Association schedule, including a return to White Mountain Motorsports Park after an absence of many years and the season opener at Evans Mills Motorsports Park on May 23rd.

As NEMA President Russ Stoehr puts the finishing touches on the final schedule, there are 12 races currently on the NEMA agenda while the NEMA Lites will make 12 stops in what will be the club’s 63rd consecutive season, making it New England’s oldest sanctioning body.  There is a possibility additional races will be added to one or both schedules at a later date.
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Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea
NEMST Returns To Beech Ridge With PASS Tour May 2nd

The upcoming 2015 season, and 7th in NEMST history, continues to offer something for everyone in the new year. Following announcements of two dates at the historic Oxford Plains Speedway and a brand new event at the 1.7 mile Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Road Course the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour is returning to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME. The announcement brings current drivers back to a facility that has been missed over the past 3 tour seasons.
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Dick Berggren to be Inducted Into Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame

August, ME: The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame has announced that on April 4, 2015 Dick Berggren, President of the Racing History Preservation Group (RHPG) that is the parent company of the North East Motor Sports Museum, will be inducted.

Dick will be one of six inductees who have influenced motorsports in Maine. He made his mark on the sport in his #80 Super Modified at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in the mid-1970s and raced Modifieds there in the early 1980s. As editor of Stock Car Racing Magazine and later his own Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, he put Maine motorsports on the national stage with his stories about Beech Ridge, the Oxford 250 and Maine racing personalities. In total, only 80 other significant Maine racing figures have been inductee into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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OPS Oxford Plains Speedway2015 Oxford 250 Entry Forms, PASS Registrations Now Available Online

NAPLES, ME (December 10) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced that entry forms for the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 is slated for August 28-30, 2015 and will once again continue its distinction as the richest single day motorsports event in the world with over $25,000 going to the winner of the PASS Super Late Model race.
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Reid LanpherReid Lanpher Racing
Manchester, Maine

16-year old Reid Lanpher of Manchester has wrapped up his 2014 racing season. The Maranacook High School Junior recently attended his first NASCAR Whelen All American Series banquet where he was honored as Rookie of The Year and for his 2nd place finish in points for the Pro-Division.
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OPS Oxford Plains Speedway

The Benjamin Motorsports team last race of 2014 was last weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway. The team was ready to get rolling and had a lot of momentum on there side. The team has won the last 4 of 5 races at the historic race track. In the first practice the team was on top of the speed charts. During the qualifying race Travis would start 2nd and finish 2nd, so that would start the 17 car in the 13th position for the 150 lap main event.

The start of the feature Travis would work his way into the top 10 early and by the half way mark Travis was running in 6th. There was a long run that went over 90 laps without a caution and with 25 laps to go Travis was 6th and battling for a top 5. After the restart on lap 128 the 17 car would slip back a bit and have to settle for a top 10 finish to end the year.
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314456Division titles were on the line last Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway, and the champs rose to the occasion. Point leaders Adam Chadbourne of the NAPA Super Street division, Nick Hinkley of the Late Model Sportsman class, Ryan Chadwick of the Thunder 4 division, and Jerry McKenna of the Mini Trucks were all on hand to defend their lead and to bring the championship home. The weather was warm and pleasant. The crowd cheered on their favorite drivers and watched as three of the four point leaders won their division races. Wrapping up the night was a one hundred lap Enduro.

The spotlighted race of the week was a thirty-five lap NAPA Super Street feature. Heading into the last point race, Adam Chadbourne of the #1 had only a six point lead over James Osmond of the #05. Prior to race time Osmond said, “Chadbourne has dominated in this division, and his car is fast today. I would need to beat him by four positions for me to win the championship. We will have to see what happens.”

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